Salary for Geodetic Surveyors

Also known as:  City Surveyor, County Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Mineral Surveyor, Registered Land Surveyor, Topographical Surveyor

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Modern satellite technology, including global navigation satellite systems and light detection and range apparati are regular tools in the geodetic surveyor's trade. These professionals measure large portions of the Earth's surface, and verify mathematical data obtained in the survey process for accuracy. Their measurements help to determine exact elevations, volumes, contours, and other surface features. Strong mathematical, computer, and engineering skills are necessary for this profession. Normally, a Bachelor's degree is required, although in some cases field experience may be substituted.

A Geodetic Surveyor will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $37,690 and $109,010 based on education and experience. can earn an average compensation of seventy thousand two hundred and sixty dollars yearly.

can receive the highest pay in California, which has wages of close to about $97,650. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has a compensation of $83,250.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.13 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Geodetic Surveyors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$83,250
Utilities
$82,450
Public Administration
$79,640
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$69,990
Construction
$69,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$59,020
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$63,530
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$65,520
Transportation and Warehousing
$67,490
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$68,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,840